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Richard K Miller - 'From the Ground Up: Rethinking Engineering Education'

Richard Miller delivered his Distinguished Lecture: 'From the Ground Up: Rethinking Engineering Education' on Thursday 13 March 2014.


Richard K Miller was appointed President and first employee of Olin College of Engineering in 1999. He served as Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Iowa from 1992-99. The previous 17 years were spent on the Engineering faculty at USC in Los Angeles and UCSB in Santa Barbara. With a background in applied mechanics and current interests in innovation in higher education, Miller is the author of more than 100 reviewed journal articles and other technical publications.

Together with D V Kerns Jr and S E Kerns, he received the 2013 Bernard M Gordon Prize from the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. He was elected a member of the NAE in 2012, and received the Donald E Marlowe Award of the American Society for Engineering Education in 2011. Miller served as Chair of the Engineering Advisory Committee of the US National Science Foundation and has served on advisory boards and committees for Harvard University, Stanford University, the NAE and the US Military Academy at West Point in addition to others. He earned his BS from the University of California, Davis, his MS from MIT and his PhD from the California Institute of Technology.